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Seite 599 - ... accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the Palladium of your political safety and prosperity; watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned, and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our Country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.
Seite 528 - Touch us gently, Time ! Let us glide adown thy stream Gently, — as we sometimes glide Through a quiet dream ! Humble voyagers are We, Husband, wife, and children three — (One is lost, — an angel, fled To the azure overhead ! ) Touch us gently, Time ! We've not proud nor soaring wings : Our ambition, our content Lies in simple things. Humble voyagers are We, O'er Life's dim unsounded sea, Seeking only some calm clime : — Touch us gently, gentle Time ! EBENEZER ELLIOTT.
Seite 424 - Sometimes I have issued forth at midnight when every thing was quiet, and have wandered over the whole building. Who can do justice to a moonlight night in such a climate, and in such a place ! The temperature of an Andalusian midnight, in summer, is perfectly ethereal.
Seite 507 - So completely, indeed, is the ground impregnated with seeds, that if earth is brought to the surface, from the lowest depth at which it is found, some vegetable matter will spring from it.
Seite 535 - Then the sad effects of what they had suffered began to appear more manifestly than ever, and new calamities were added to all those which they had already endured. Some could hardly bear the weight of their arms; others, spent with the toil of forcing their way through deep and almost impassable roads...
Seite 601 - Damm'd like the dull canal with locks and chains, And moving, as a sick man in his sleep, Three paces, and then faltering : — better be Where the extinguish'd Spartans still are free, In their proud charnel of Thermopylae, Than stagnate in our marsh,— or o'er the deep Fly, and one current to the ocean add, One spirit to the souls our fathers had, One freeman more, America, to thee ! 160 A FRAGMENT.
Seite 420 - When we consider that these trials have been made under the most unfavourable circumstances, — at great expense, — in total uncertainty, — without any of those guides which experience has given to other branches of engineering ; — that those engaged in making them are persons looking solely to their own...
Seite 543 - ... short, and never of an unpleasant turn At different times there appeared to me both dear and sensible friends of both sexes, whose addresses tended to appease my grief, which had not yet wholly subsided : their consolatory speeches were in general addressed to me when I was alone. Sometimes, however, I was accosted by these...
Seite 573 - The horses of the volunteer troops being exhausted by long marches, and the regular troops without shoes, it was not thought advisable to continue the pursuit; indeed a stop to the further effusion of blood seemed to be called for, till it might be ascertained if the enemy would surrender.
Seite 435 - ... should be chargeable at the same rate of toll as one horse drawing a cart. A charge on weight is not so objectionable where goods are conveyed at a slow rate, as when speed is alone required. • In conclusion, the committee submit the following summary of the evidence, given by the several witnesses, as to the progress made in the application of steam to the purposes of draught on common roads. Sufficient evidence has been adduced to convince your committee — 1 . That carriages can be propelled...